Cheryl L. Forst McLean

Jun 03, 1949 - Jun 25, 2021

Age 72, of Wausaukee, on Friday June 25, 2021 went to be with her precious Lord God after a 4 year battle with Multiple Myeloma with her family and friends at her side. She was born in Marinette on June 3, 1949; daughter of the late John and Marie (Etter) Ring. She grew up on her parent’s farm in Wagner and attended local schools McAllister Elementary and graduated from Wausaukee High School in 1967. Cheryl was accepted to Milwaukee County School of Nursing and graduated as an RN in 1970. She started working at Hospitals in Milwaukee, then transferred to Bellin in Green Bay, and then to BAMC in Marinette as well as Orthopedic Specialists. Cheryl retired in 2008 from Marinette County Public Health Department. After retirement she went on to work in Medical Missions in Haiti, and Roatan, Honduras. She also participated in Hurricane rebuild efforts in southern USA states. On December 18, 1971, Cheryl was united in marriage to Don Forst until his death on October 23, 1993. She met Eric McLean and married him on February 10, 1996.

Cheryl volunteered her time at Pastor Fred’s Food Pantry, and was a devoted Life-time member of Community Lutheran Church serving as Sunday School Teacher, Council Member, Head of Funeral Committee, Community Lutheran Church CLCW, Sunshine Coordinator and volunteered at M&M Respite Care and was Camp Nurse at Lake Lundgren. She has traveled to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Central America, Germany and Caribbean Islands. Cheryl loved tending to her flowers, painting, watching the birds and thoroughly enjoyed nature and all God’s creations. She had a great love for faith, family and friends.

Cheryl is survived by her husband and best friend, Eric J. McLean; sons: Travis (Amy) Forst of Wausau and their children Ben, Allison, and Sarah, Dr. Nathan (Lisa) Forst of Appleton and their children Grant and Jonathan, Justin (Tracy) Forst of Wausaukee and their children David, Emma, and Isaac; daughter, Lynsey (Tom) Muellenbach of DePere and their children Leah and Rebecca; step-children: Steve (Tamara) McLean of Green Bay and their children Max and Gavin, Carla (Kurt) Lothe of Eau Claire and their children Maddelyn, Alaina, Eric and Kristin Fritz of Marinette and her children Cassandra, Larry and Dakota; brothers: James (Sandra) Ring of Wausaukee and Michael (Jana) Ring of Sturgeon Bay; sister, Suzanne Oleck of Crivitz; three sisters-in-law: Mary MacCarter of Chillicothe, OH, Irene Eary of Elkhart, IN and Karen Forst of Wausaukee; brother-in-law, Tom (Sue) Forst of Wausaukee, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband Don; a brother, Paul; parents; grandparents; cousins, aunts, uncles, father-in-law and mother-in-law; brother-in-law, Dr. Paul McCarter; and sister-in-law, Bessie Williams.

Visitation will be on Thursday July 1, 2021 at Roubal Funeral Home from 5pm until 8pm and again on Friday at Community Lutheran Church, McAllister from 9am until the time of her funeral at 11am. Rev. Paul Hueter is officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Wausaukee. Pallbearers are Travis Forst, Dr. Nathan Forst, Justin Forst, Steve McLean, Kurt Lothe, and Tom Muellenbach with honorary pallbearers James Ring and Michael Ring.

Cheryl’s family sends a very heartfelt and special thank you to Dr. DaVita and Bellin Cancer Unit staff, DaVita Dialysis Center (Marinette), Linda RN, Callie RN, and Hemodialysis staff, Bellin Hospital (staff 4th floor), Froedtert Hospital Cancer Center, Dr. D’Souza and staff, Palliative Care (Bellin), Unity Hospice, Pastor Paul Hueter, to numerous friends, community members, WRVM staff for love, prayers and visits. “They gave strength and courage!”

Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting Cheryl’s family with arrangements.


Thursday Jul 1, 2021, 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Roubal Funeral Home [map]


Friday Jul 2, 2021, 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Community Lutheran Church [map]

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Friday Jul 2, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Community Lutheran Church [map]

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Patti (Wright) Hollis

I grew up in McAllister riding the school bus & attending schools with the Rings. ALthough Cheryl is 10 years older than me, she kept in contact with my sister Debbie thru life. I remember being on the bus watching Cheryl fix another gals hair into a pretty style. Seems she had the gift of helping people from an early age. I always thought she sure was beautiful & had the prettiest smile. RIP Cheryl. Until we meet again.

Robert & Linda Stevens

We are sorry for the family's loss and also very thankful Cheryl is with the Lord! May the Lord encourage each of you with His Word and Spirit.

Linda Fronsee

My family and I would like to give our sincere sympathy to your family. I will always remember the fun we had going to school and growing up. She was always happy go lucky and a lot of fun. Lots of good memories.

Emma Zimmerman

Eric, I so very sorry for your loss and suffering. I will never forget how we shared our losses together on the mission trip to New Orleans. I will be praying for your peace and comfort. May our God's live be with you.

Dale Paust

Cheryl is home

Eldon & Barbara Etter

We offer our condolences and love. Cheryl was a very special lady who loved the Lord, her family and friends, everyone was special to her. Eldon was so sad, but we knew she was with the Lord and we will see her again, which makes us smile. Prayers for All!

Dan Lupton

God hold and strengthen you, brother Eric. He’ll comfort and lead you. I’m in Texas…wish I could be there. I savor our times in the Czech Republic…recall walks and conversations. Your fruit remains.

Lillian Leonard

Eric, I can"t even express the sorrow in my heart for you and your loss. The only thing I can come up with, which keeps me going, God answered their prays. ( NO MORE SUFFERING), some day we will understand. For Now MY FRIRND... One day at a time sweet JESUS. God Bless

Donald Reindl

Dear Steve and Tamara, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Steve's stepmother Cheryl. I know that she will be greatly missed. Wishing you and your family comfort in your loss. With warm wishes from Slovenia, Donald Reindl

Mary Labunski

To the family of Cheryl ring my deepest sympathies in your loss she was a fantastic lady sorry for your loss won’t make the funeral we are gone camping this week

Rod Story

Eric, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your wife, Cheryl. May the God of all Comfort be with you in your loss. Rod Story (son of Rick and Barbara) Moscow, Idaho

Scott LaLonde

I worked at BAMC when it was still Marinette General. I had the privelidge of workin with Cheryl and her mother Marie Ring. May they rest in peace

robert schwager

Cheryl was a remarkable human being. Her innumerable kindnesses will assure that she will be with us in perpetuity. Simply because love does not die She loved deeply and was deeply loved. Surely flights of angels will sing her to her rest. All my sympathy, and condolence to those who were lucky enough to have her in their lives. me kealoha pumehana.

Steven & Tamara McLean

Your words will forever guide us. Live simply, walk humbly, and love genuinely.

Bonny Cox Kulick

Lois Dunn

Prayers for all the family

Barbara Krause-Klug

So very sorry for your loss❤️ I did not know Cheryl, but her obituary shows she was much loved and had a beautiful heart and kind, generous soul. A friend of her sister Sue.